AMED (KDN) – ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack in the Kurdish capital of Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey.
The attack in the early hours of Friday morning (November 4) came a few hours after Turkish polices raided houses of pro-Kurdish HDP lawmakers, and arrested a dozen of them upon an order from the Islamist dictator Tayyip Erdogan.
The terror attack targeted Kurdish civilians and killed nine and left dozens wounded.
An audio message – purportedly made by ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – was released two days ago, in which he urges fighters to attack both Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The recording has not been verified yet.
However, ISIS again targeted Kurds as it has done in the past. All ISIS attack in Turkey were either carried out against Kurds or foreigners. There is no single case in which ISIS has targeted Turks or Turkish government installations.
Pro-jihadist Turkish officials initially blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) for the attack as usual.